UK MBB: Postgame Notes at Ole Miss

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

Kentucky at Ole Miss, The Pavilion, Oxford, Miss.

Dec. 29, 2016
Attendance: 9,086


Final Score: No. 8/8 Kentucky 99, Ole Miss 76


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 11-2 (1-0 Southeastern Conference). Ole Miss is 9-4 (0-1 SEC)
    • Kentucky leads the all-time series 105-13
      • The Wildcats have won eight in a row
      • The two teams played each other in their Southeastern Conference opener for the third season in a row
    • Kentucky is 28-10 at Ole Miss
      • John Calipari is 13-4 against Ole Miss
  • This was Kentucky’s fourth consecutive game away from Rupp Arena, and second-straight true road game. The Wildcats are 5-1 away from Rupp Arena, and 1-1 in true road games
  • Kentucky will play its SEC home opener on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

In the First Half

  • Kentucky started the lineup of Isaiah Briscoe, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel and Bam Adebayo for the seventh time this season. That lineup improved to 5-2
  • Monk made a 3-pointer at the 17:10 mark, extending Kentucky’s streak of 3-pointers to 988 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation
  • The Wildcats started the game shooting 7 of 9 from the floor, getting out to a 17-7 start by the 16:01 mark
  • Kentucky’s backcourt of Monk (8), Briscoe (6), and Fox (8) combined to score 22 of Kentucky’s first 36 points
  • Kentucky entered the game with a season-high of 21 fast break points in a single game. The Wildcats scored 18 in transition in the first half
  • The Wildcats’ 60 first-half points were the most in the Calipari era, and the third-most points in any half
  • The Wildcats shot a single-half season high 63 percent in the first half half. The previous best in a half this year was 55.4 percent

In the Second Half

  • Ole Miss cut the deficit to 16 points, at 79-63 as late as 6:53 remaining
  • Out of a timeout at that mark Kentucky went on a 6-0 run to extend its lead to 85-63

Team Notes

  • Calipari has a 673-189 (.781) on-court record, including a 228-49 (.823) mark at UK
  • The Wildcats have scored 90 or more points in 11 games this year
  • Kentucky scored the most points in a true-road game in the Calipari era. The Wildcats previous best output in that category was 90 at Indiana on Dec. 12, 2009

Player Notes 

  • Freshman Malik Monk scored a game-high 34 points
    • It’s the school record for most points by a freshman in an SEC road game
    • He scored more than 30 points for the second time this season
    • He joined Jamal Murray as the only freshman in school history with multiple games of 30-plus points. Murray had three such games last season
    • He’s the first player to score 10 or more in 13 consecutive games since Murray scored 10 or more in 34 consecutive games.
    • He has reached double figures in all 13 games this season
    • He knocked down five 3-pointers, and has made at least one 3-pointer in every game this season
    • He’s made five or more 3s in a game three times this year
  • Freshman Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 25 points
    • He has scored in double figures in 10 consecutive games and 11 of his last 12
    • He set a new career high with eight dunks
  • Sophomore Isaiah Briscoe posted the third triple-double in school history
    • Kentucky had just one triple-double in its history entering the season. De’Aaron Fox posted the second in school history Nov. 28 against Arizona State
    • His 11 assists were a new career high
    • He’s scored in double-figures in every game this season, except at Louisville
  • Freshman De’Aaron Fox scored seven points, added seven assists and five rebounds
  • Senior Derek Willis hauled in nine rebounds for the second-consecutive game.
    • He finished with seven points, nine rebounds, two blocks and an assist
    • He’s pulled down eight or more rebounds in three of the last four games


via UK press release

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